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New in Electronics and Digital Offerings By Christopher Dooly

It’s “Incredibles 2” on DVD The long-awaited sequel to Pixar’s Academy Award winning animated feature“The Incredibles,”“Incredibles 2”has been released on DVD. Picking up where the first film ended, join the Parr family again as they navigate the complexities of family life, harmful technologies and, of course, being powerful superheroes. Heat up the popcorn and lay out the blankets because director Brad Bird’s newest adventure is… incredible!

Discover the New Wonderscope App

You’ve likely heard of virtual reality, but have you heard of augmented reality? It is how the game Pokemon GO and Amazon’s AR View operate, superimposing computer- generated content on your device’s screen in real time. Check out the exciting new app called Wonderscope. Using an iOS 11 or newer device, your child can experience Wonderscope’s beautiful stories, unfolding all around them and encouraging real-world exploration. Free to download and includes one free story; additional stories are $4.99.

The Hirshhorn ARTLAB Open Studio

Are your teenagers interested in learning about digital recording or motion capture? Do their hobbies include game design, DSLR photography or 3D printing? If so, take them to ARTLAB’s studio at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. ARTLAB has been providing free access to the latest technologies in digital art for local teens since 2011. Their Open Studio (Wednesday–Friday, 4 p.m.–8 p.m.) is perfect for 13- to 19- year-olds of any background or experience.

ThinkFun’s Circuit Maze

Your children’s knowledge of technology and design doesn’t have to wait until their teenage years. With ThinkFun’s Circuit Maze logic game, girls and boys ages 8 and up can develop critical reasoning and planning skills while learning the basics of electrical currents and circuits. Oh, did I forget to mention it’s loads of fun? Winner of nine toy awards, including a Parents’Choice Gold Award, Circuit Maze is sure to spark your child’s interest!

Kidz Gear Wired Headphones

Want a break from your children’s music or just need them to focus while doing homework? Look no further than Kidz Gear’s Wired Headphones for Kids. They’re designed to fit comfortably for children 2 years and older, and come in an array of different colors, including pink, orange, blue, green and purple. Sturdy, adjustable and safe, these headphones can protect your child’s ears with their Volume Limit Cable. So go ahead, plan that long road trip you’ve been thinking about; Kidz Gear has got your children, and their ears, covered.